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Psychiatry Congress To Tackle Mental Health Issues

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Apr. 28/Medianet International-AsiaNet/ --

From children and adolescents to old age, mental health across the lifespan will be discussed at The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' Congress in Auckland, 2 to 6 May 2010. With a theme of 'A shared endeavour', the Congress' internationally eminent keynote speakers will present a diverse range of understandings of the human condition:

Professor Vikram Patel, Professor of International Mental Health and Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London whose book Where There Is No Psychiatrist is widely used manual for community mental health in developing countries. Global Mental Health - a New Discipline Comes of Age, Sunday 2 May 6pm

Jim Crowe, a community worker and mental health advocate for over 20 years, particularly in Asia. The Asian Forum - A Shared Endeavour, Monday 3 May 8.15am

Professor Mason Durie, Professor of Maori Research and Development and Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Maori & Pasifika) at Massey University, on the governing body of Te Wananga o Raukawa, a tribal tertiary education institution and an expert on Maori mental health and indigenous development.Indigenous Interventions in Mental Health: Maori Experience, Monday 3 May 11am

Professor Sheila Hollins, Professor of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability at St. George's, University of London and key researcher on deinstitutionalisation, health inequalities for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health outcomes following bereavement and abuse. Better Lives and Better Mental Health for Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Monday 3 May 11.45am

Professor Paul Appelbaum, the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Law, Director Division of Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, and an expert on law and ethics in clinical practice and research. From Institutional Coercion to Community Leverage: Psychiatry in the 21st Century, Tuesday 4 May 9am

Professor Dinesh Bhugra, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, and Honorary Consultant at the South London and Maudsley Trust. Bollywood to Hollywood, Tuesday 4 May 9.45am

Professor Richard Faull, Professor of Anatomy at the University of Auckland, founder of the internationally recognised Human Brain Bank to support worldwide research on neurodegenerative diseases and specialist on Huntington's, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease and Epilepsy.Stem Cells and Neurogenesis in the Human Brain - Fact and Fantasy, Wednesday 5 May 11am

Dr Nancy McWilliams, teacher at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and expert on personality structure and personality disorders, psychodiagnosis, sex and gender, trauma and psychotherapy. What Happened to our Shared Understanding of Mental Health?, Thursday 6 May 11am

When: 2 to 6 May 2010

Where: SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland

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